Kaya Name Meaning & Origin
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pronounced KIE-A or KYE-ah
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Our daughter is named Kaya. We thought it would be short and easy to read and pronounce. However, many people mistakenly add an "L," thinking that it's a misspelling of "Kayla," while others pronounce it "Kaye-ah." The best-laid plans...right?
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A short form of the Hopi name Kakahoya, meaning "my elder little sister." The name implies someone who is wise beyond her years.
It is also a Japanese name meaning "a yew."
In Turkey, Kaya is a very common, traditional boy's name, meaning "rock."
In the Balkans, it's a diminutive form of Katerina, but it's spelled "Kaja."
In Indonesian, "kaya" means "wealthy."
In Malasia, "kaya" is a jam made from coconut, eggs and caramel, infused with the fragrance of pandan leaf.
In the indigenous language of Equador (Quechuan), "kaya" means "tomorrow."
In ancient Sanskrit, "kaya" means the physical body or the temperament.
In some languages of India, "kaya" means "skin," but in a way that sounds more beautiful and doesn't translate really well into English (there is a popular Indian cosmetics store/line called Kaya).
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Kaya Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford - **Cindy Crawford's daughter's name is Kaia. Pronounced the same but has a different meaning if you go to it's name page
Kaya Scodelario, English actress and model
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Kaya was the name of Bob Marley and the Wailer's 6th album. It's an amazing name, and the meaning is beautiful.
Kaya means "marijuana" in Jamaican slang, and this is the "kaya" Bob Marley sang about.
Kaya is the name of the new Native American "American Girl Doll."
Kaya is a minor character in the film Princess Mononoke.